October 15, 2013 at 7:00PM.
Regular Board Meeting.
The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday night October 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Calvin Wilson, Alice Kezar, Keith Kohley and Bill Hess. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Chief Curt Drake, Officer Bill Cagle, City Clerk Paula Brodie and Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb. Guest included Bud Richmond, Roger Hensley, Katrina Hine from McDonald County Press, and Marshal Long from the Goodman Rural Fire District.
The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The Board of Aldermen discussed the minutes from the regular meeting on Tuesday October 1, 2013. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the minutes from the regular meeting on October 1, 2013. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Hess, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Mayor acknowledged Roger Hensley from 118 W. Garner. He asked for the Board to consider changing the speed limit on Garner to 25 MPH. He noted that the cars fly down Garner and that several kids play near the street. Ald. Wilson stated that people do tail gate and that he knew that people sped up and down the street. He said people tend to not pay attention to the speed limit signs. Ald. Kohley asked if anyone else had been complaining about people speeding on Garner. Mr. Hensley said his neighbor had talked with him about the people speeding and had planned to come to the Board meeting with him. The Mayor agreed to look into his complaint. He stated that he would have the Police Department look into the matter and patrol more. Mr. Hensley stated that it seemed like during school time and quitting time is when the most people speed. He asked what the cost would be to the City to change the speed limit. It was explained that an Ordinance would have to be drawn up by the City Attorney, voted on twice and then signs would need to be purchased and installed.
Marshall Long informed the Board about the Insurance Service Organization (ISO) assessment that was done today. He said that it looked like everything went well and that if the Rural Fire District passes the assessment the Insurance rates in the fire district should go down. He said the representative from ISO said it would take between 30 days to 120 days to get the results. Marshall stated that the gentleman that was present to do the assessment was very impressed with the improvement since the last time they had done an assessment. Marshall stated that the Fire District was negotiating to put another station in the Spiltlog area, and also in the McNatt area.
The Board began the business section of the meeting with the following unfinished business:
l. The Board discussed Bill # 2013-438 for Ordinance #2013-448 increasing the fee for variances to the Zoning Ordinance from $20.00 to $75.00.
The Mayor read by title only for the second and final reading Bill#2013-438 for Ordinance# 2013-448 increasing the fee for variances to the Zoning Ordinance from $20.00 to $75.00.
Ald. Wilson moved to approve the second and final reading of Bill#2013-438 for Ordinance# 2013-448 increasing the fee for variances to the Zoning Ordinance from $20.00 to $75.00. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Hess, Wilson and Kezar voted aye with 0 nays.
2. The Board discussed the second reading of Bill # 2013-439 for Ordinance #2013-449 annexing South 59 Highway from the south Goodman City Limits to the north City Limits of Anderson.
The Mayor read by title only for the second and final reading of Bill#2013-439 for Ordinance #2013-449 annexing South 59 Highway from the south Goodman City Limits to the north City Limits of Anderson.
Ald. Kohley moved to approve the second and final reading of Bill#2013-439 for Ordinance #2013-449 annexing South 59 Highway from the south Goodman City Limits to the north City Limits of Anderson. Ald. Hess seconded. Ald. Hess, Kohley, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Mayor read a letter from the Department of Economic Development stating the City’s application for a grant to complete the Community Center/Emergency Shelter was not funded. The Clerk stated that she had been in contact with Sue Bacorn, who said she was going to contact the Department of Economic Development to find out more information on why the project was not funded. She also stated that Ms. Bacorn said that after finding out any information, she would inform the board and recommended reapplying next year. Ms. Bacorn told the clerk that filling out the application next year would not be that difficult and could be changed to address the parts of the application that did not score high enough with the Department of Economic Development to receive the grant.
The Mayor acknowledged Denis Kolb who discussed his request to purchase tornado shelters. Ald. Wilson stated that MOPERM had reported back that the City would be liable for any injuries. Denis Kolb stated after looking into it and seeing MOPERM’S comments, he had changed his mind and thought that it might be better not to purchase them. Ald. Wilson stated that the City would have to purchase many units to fit more people than 90 to be fair to all of the citizens. Denis stated that FEMA and SEMA are offering rebates to individuals if they choose to purchase one.
The Board discussed the following new Business.
Ald. Wilson asked about the announcement cabinet that the Board had talked about in the past. David noted that he had looked into prices for the Board and had found one that the McDonald County Health Department uses for around $275.00 to $300.00. David said he had asked the Board to look at the one at the Health Department. David noted that it needs to be water proof, lighted and have shatter proof glass. Ald. Wilson stated that right after he became Mayor he asked the Board to consider extending the City Hall roof line out over the sidewalk to keep people out of the weather. The Board discussed a new sign and needed maintenance to the front of the building.
Ald. Kohley thanked everyone for coming to the employee barbeque and he stated that he thought Tom enjoyed it. The Mayer thanked him for hosting the barbeque.
The Department heads gave the following reports:
a. Chief Drake- noted that Clint Walker had discovered where the short was in the black patrol car. He said that it was in the wig wags and they decided just to disconnect them.
b. David Brodie- noted that his annual training seminar at the Lake of the Ozarks was at the end of the month. He stated that it was for his hours needed to maintain his water/sewer certification. He told the Board that the vouchers from the Department of Natural resources paid for the symposium but not his hotel. He asked the Board to allow him to attend and pay for two nights in a hotel. He stated he was staying in a hotel away from the conference hotel which had a cheaper nightly rate. The Board agreed to allow him to attend and pay for his hotel.
David noted that the white truck does not have a two way communication radio yet because it can’t be installed on the dash but needs to have a console. He stated that Jimmie Morgan is working up a cost estimate on the installation and new radio.
David asked if the Board knew if Michael Wasson was finished at the ballpark. He said if he is David and he will mow the ballpark area. He also noted that when he mowed the community building area he had to fix the Dixie Chopper before he could use it. He said he was not aware if Michael knows it is fixed or is just through for the year. He also informed the Board that the Zipper mower was not working either. He noted that both belts were burned off. The Mayor stated he would find out from Michael what his intentions are.
c. Denis Kolb – had no new business.
d. Dawn Bunch- was not present.
e. Paula Brodie – noted that the Board had received a copy of the letter sent to Jessie Brewington. She noted that the Police Department issued him three tickets that were sent with the letter.
– asked the Board to allow a message to be placed on the City’s November water bills about the Fire Safety Education for all citizens that is being held at the McDonald County High School on November 7th, at 6:00PM by the McDonald County Coalition. Katrina Hine informed the Board how the McDonald County Coalition was started.
Katrina recommended someone going from the City to the Coalition meetings. She stated that they are usually held on the last Thursday of each month, however this month it would be on Halloween so they had moved it to October 24th at noon. She noted that lunch is provided and that the meetings are held at the Pineville Community Center. She noted that the Community Organization against Disaster (COAD) meets at the same place on the same day only at 11:00AM. Chief Drake stated he would attend if the Board wanted him to and Marshall Long stated he would attend also
David noted that he and David Sarratt had cut 25 dump truck loads of brush off of Ozark Trail.
Ald. Kohley noted that the tree on Williams Street cut down by Scott Mitchell was cleaned up nicely.
The Board discussed the bills including transfers in the amount of $39,259.64. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the bills including transfers in the amount of $39,259.64. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Hess, Wilson, Kezar and Kohley voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Kohley moved to adjourn. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Hess, Wilson, Kezar and Kohley voted aye with 0 nays.